Plato on Art and Beauty

  • A. E. Denham

Part of the Philosophers in Depth book series (PID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Understanding Plato’s Quarrel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Nehamas
      Pages 34-53
    3. M. F. Burnyeat
      Pages 54-71
  3. Art and Beauty: Before and Beyond Republic X

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. G. R. F. Ferrari
      Pages 106-124
    3. Pierre Destrée
      Pages 125-141
    4. C. D. C. Reeve
      Pages 142-172
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 221-238

About this book


This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic , but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and related dialogues. The range of issues addressed includes the contest between philosophy and poetry, the moral status of music, the love of beauty, censorship, motivated emotions.


aesthetics ethics love philosophy Philosophy of art Plato Symposium

Editors and affiliations

  • A. E. Denham
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.St Anne’s CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.The School of Liberal ArtsTulane UniversityUSA

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